4 hours



About this course

Have you ever listened to or watched a music competition? Perhaps you have entered a competition yourself. You might have been wowed by the performance, but have you ever thought about the actual music that was being played? What makes a musician choose a piece for competition performance?

In this course I will compose a competition piece alongside you, from the opening melody to the final recording. I’ll take you through the composing process step-by-step, offering handy hints and tips along the way. At the end of the course you can listen to and download my final piece so that you’ve got a solid example to refer to.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to compose a piece to show off what their instrument can do! It is suitable for more advanced GCSE (or equivalent) and A level students.

Course Summary

Explore the competition repertoire
Find out what makes a piece have the ‘wow’ factor
Analyse existing competition pieces
Compose a competition piece in two movements
Produce an effective piano accompaniment
Discover how to stretch your instrument’s capabilities
Develop your melodic themes
Modulate to different keys
Make a recording

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